|Posted by food hugs on May 6, 2013 at 4:00 AM|
This is it, the last word on healthy fats!
While it is highly recommended to incorporate unsaturated fats into your diet, especially sources of omega 3, such as oily fish, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and walnuts, it is generally recommended to manage carefully your sources of saturated fat - especially from animal sources, as this type of saturated fat ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on April 29, 2013 at 4:00 AM|
I often notice a very quick look of horror on faces when I mention about incorporating fats into our diets.
The 'low-fat' message has been very powerful and as a result, we're brainwashed into going that route, often to the detriment of our health, as low fat tends to mean higher sugar, or artificial sweetener, to make the product more palatable.
I understand why. Fats are more calorific. 1 gram contains 9 calories, whereas 1 gram of either p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on April 22, 2013 at 5:20 AM|
The fat family has a bad reputation.
They all seem a bit wayward, not good to be around and bad for our neighbourhood.
This reputation is all down to the rumoured shenanigans of one family member, saturated fat, and his definitely dodgey distant cousin, trans-fat.
However, this belies the fact that other members of the fat family are actually very nice and can provide all sorts of benefits to us, if we just got to know them a bit better!...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on April 16, 2013 at 7:40 PM|
It's everywhere. Sugar.
And it's the master of disguise. Known by many names.
This fact makes it a little bit tricky when trying to read the food labels. Food labels are meant to list their ingredients in order of quantity, so with the largest amount first (so, for example, nutella lists 'sugar' first - yikes). However, this doesn't work in a composite fashion. So, if you ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on April 3, 2013 at 4:50 AM|
It's the curse of our time.
Sugar, sugar everywhere and not a bite to eat!
The human body has all the equipment to eat carbohydrates, like oats, wheat and rice, for example, break them down into mush, digest them and use the end product, glucose, as the fuel for living our lives. Like petrol in a car. The amount of glucose in our bloodstream at any one time is called our 'blood sugar'.
However, in order to protect itself, our bodies ...Read Full Post »